MALAYSIA: University drive against terrorism

Malaysia's government will enlist the help of universities to stop Islamic militants using campuses as recruitment centres for their violent struggle, according to the deputy premier, reports AFP. Muhyiddin Yassin said police would hold a special briefing for university administrators following the recent deportation of 10 foreigners for trying to recruit Malaysian students to wage holy war overseas.

The militants were detained earlier this year for trying to revive the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah by attracting new members from Malaysian universities. The organisation has been linked to Al-Qaeda and blamed for major attacks in the region, including the 2002 Bali bombings.

Police chief Musa Hassan said two university campuses were being monitored as some local and foreign students from the Middle East and Africa were spreading jihadist ideology, the New Straits Times reported Wednesday.
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